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The Friends of the Berne Library (FOBL) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help support the Berne Public Library.  The Friends meet on the first Wednesday of most months at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room.  All interested persons are invited to attend these meetings.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 7.

Photography Contest-  The third annual contest is on display in the community room.  Stop in to view the talents of your community members.  Reception to announce winners will be held at 11 a.m. on March 3.

The annual Friends Book and Jewelry Sale is from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 24 and 10 am to 2 pm on March 25 at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Center.  Donated items may be brought to the Center to Saturday, March 17 between 9 am and noon.  If this is inconvenient, please call the library to make other arrangements.

If you are interested in helping with fundraisers, please contact Donna Gwin by emailing or calling 872-2161.  If you would like to receive emails on Friends activities, please send your email address to Donna.

Even if you cannot attend the meetings, consider giving this group your financial support.  Membership can be chosen from the following levels:
Bookmark (individual $15 year)
Bookworm (Family $25 year)
Bookend (Family $50 year)
First Folio ($100 year)
Beaver (Volunteer with or without membership)

The Library is also happy to accept donations in any amount and the money will be put to good use. Checks should be made out to Friends of the Town of Berne Library and mailed to the following address:

Friends of the Town of Berne Library
P.O. Box 42
Berne, NY 12023

Please include the following information: name, address, phone number, and email.

If you would like to give a gift in honor of memory of a loved one, please use this form  Giving Tree Info

Click on the following for the current Friends of the Town of Berne Library By-Laws.  By-laws

Officers (May 2015-2018) = President Donna Gwin, Vice-President Marsha Descartes, Treasurer Marion Burghart, Secretary Cheryl Jones.